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Doing It All

Emma Bartley shares her stories of being a busy new mum, living in London and trying to do it all. From attempting to lose the baby weight to following in Kate Middleton's footsteps, she's becoming quite the multitasker...

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20 things that make you irrationally angry when you're a stay-at-home mum

March 10th 2016 / Emma Bartley

Since becoming a mother, Emma Bartley has become the sort of person who would cheerfully bludgeon you to death for hiding the TV remote >>>

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How pelvic floor training got sexy

January 16th 2016 / Emma Bartley

Can't go on a trampoline? Terrified to sneeze? Would never consider a running club for fear you'll need a change of leggings? Thanks to some great new products, it's all easily fixed - without shame. Emma Bartley reports >>>

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Doing It All: The 12 days of Christmas when you're a mum

December 14th 2015 / Emma Bartley

There are women who start shopping in October, send tasteful cards in November, leaving all of December to perfect the art of mince pie baking. If you’re not either of them, it’s more likely to go like this… >>>

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Doing It All: How not to handle the stresses of being a mum

November 30th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Motherhood is tough enough without Christmas lurking round the corner. Here's how not to deal with it when things get too much... >>>

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Doing It All: The 10 stupidest things ever said to a pregnant woman

November 9th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Like moving house, getting divorced or going to IKEA, pregnancy can be stressful. Please don’t add to it by talking this kind of nonsense >>>

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Doing It All: How to support a new mother

October 26th 2015 / Emma Bartley

New research suggests 23% of new mums have postnatal depression. That number seems high, but we all feel low in the first few months. Here’s how you can help >>>

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How to have the ultimate Mummybreak

October 12th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Emma Bartley recently escaped from her family for 48 hours. Here's her 10-step guide to getting the hell away from it all for two blissful days of lie-ins and excess booze consumption >>>

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Doing it All: Is there ever a 'right time' to have a baby?

September 27th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Emma Bartley discovers that egg freezing and freak outs aren't necessarily the answer to our fertility dilemmas... >>>

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Doing It All: The top 20 stresses that only mothers know about

September 14th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Yes, we know we’re not supposed to get stressed because it’s bad for our children, but isn’t that in itself kind of *breathes into paper bag* – oh, never mind >>>

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Doing It All: Why 100% of parents are lonely sometimes

August 30th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Since becoming a mother, I’ve almost never been alone. And I’ve almost never felt as lonely >>>

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Doing It All: 10 reasons to never travel with a toddler

August 14th 2015 / Emma Bartley

News that a French family had “accidentally forgotten” their small child by the roadside didn’t entirely surprise a just-back-from-holiday Emma Bartley >>>

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Doing It All: What Ymre Stiekema's baby is really thinking

August 2nd 2015 / Emma Bartley

Pictures of the Dutch supermodel pushing her daughter's buggy while out for a "run" in her bikini made headlines this week. But what did two-year-old Lymee make of it? >>>

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The Project Bikini diary: The dreaded plateau hits in weeks 7 and 8

July 5th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Our columnist has hit the wall of weight loss in weeks 7 and 8... or has she just stopped trying as hard? >>>

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The Project Bikini Diary: Halfway through and someone mistook me for a model

June 21st 2015 / Emma Bartley

Columnist Emma Bartley has reached the halfway point in her Project Bikini journey and despite suffering from a small case of quinoa fatigue is feeling better than ever >>>

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The Project Bikini diary: Barring chocolate for weeks 3 and 4

June 6th 2015 / Emma Bartley

During her third and fourth weeks following Project Bikini, Emma Bartley is trying desperately hard to put down the chocolate and pick up the cinnamon >>>

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The Project Bikini diary: a lesson in self discipline for weeks 1-2

May 23rd 2015 / Emma Bartley

Columnist Emma Bartley reports back on the highs and lows of her first two weeks following Project Bikini >>>

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Can you be a cool mum?

May 10th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Emma Bartley used to think she was pretty cool. Then she swapped music festivals for muslins... >>>

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The 10 biggest lies new mums tell ourselves

April 26th 2015 / Emma Bartley

You start out full of hopes and dreams, and one by one they are shattered like so many pelvic regions >>>

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Doing It All: Why we need dads to Be More Beckham

April 12th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Why do we still assume that women will take charge at home and men will take charge at work, wonders Emma Bartley >>>

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50 questions I've asked myself since becoming a mother

March 28th 2015 / Emma Bartley

New mums are full of uncertainty; from how to feed the baby to whether hair-washing is mandatory, here are some of the highbrow concerns we trouble ourselves about daily >>>

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The 20 best things about being a mother

March 15th 2015 / Emma Bartley

In honour of Mother's Day, we take a brief break from moaning and whining to reflect on how lucky we are to have an excuse never to go out again >>>

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Stop bitching and start mothering: why Katie Hopkins is wrong to criticise full time mothers

March 10th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Some women want or need to stay at home with their children. Some women want or need to work. Why can't we just leave them to it? asks Emma Bartley >>>

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Doing It All: My 10 worst moments as a working mum

March 1st 2015 / Emma Bartley

Leaning in is all very well but unless you’ve managed to clone yourself, going back to work after a baby has its gruesome elements >>>

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Doing It All: 10 ways having a baby made me thin

February 15th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Smug alert: Emma Bartley weighs half a stone less than before she got pregnant. But from lack of booze to a constant soft-play cold, this is not a diet anyone wants to go on... >>>

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The 10 most unappealing habits I've developed since becoming a parent

January 30th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Mums and dads used to be normal, civilised people. Now we're a bunch of judgemental, argumentative face-lickers with nothing better to talk about than the contents of our children's nappies >>>

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